Pretty Is

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Penguin, May 17, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Snip! With one cut of the scissors, Erin’s social life changes absolutely. It’s hard enough being a new girl, but it’s that much worse to have a dorky older sister in the same school. When she is snubbed by the pretty and popular crowd, Erin commits an over-the-top vengeful act. This novel focuses on issues of family loyalty, peer pressure, and the desperate desire to belong. How Erin comes to terms with what she has done and with her sister makes this book a good choice for any girl threading her way through the challenging corridors of middle school.

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Dreading her life as she makes the transition from elementary school to middle school, Erin fears her upcoming summer—maybe her whole life will stretch into dismal boredom, because Kayla, her "best ... Read full review

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Chapter 1ABad Feeling Chapter 2thinking About Monica Chapter 3 Playground Chapter 4 The McLarens Chapter 5Volcano Day Chapter 6Balcony ...
Chapter 7 Theend offifth Grade Chapter 8Problem Sisters
Chapter 9trespassing
Chapter 10Dear Diary
Following Hannah
In the Middle of the Night After
Chapter 15 What Id Done
Chapter 17Gilead
Chapter 18Fire Starting
Chapter 19In juries
Chapter 20Stuck
Another Week
Inthe Same Boat Chapter 23 Mount Franklin
Night Chapter 25 Hannah Chapter 26 Happy New Year
Chapter 27November Games


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About the author (2007)

Elizabeth Holmes lives in Ithaca, New York. She earned her MFA in poetry from Cornell University and is a published poet. She has written other novels for young readers.

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